1970 Ford Mustang Mach I 428CJ Fastback
Fresh off the rotisserie, this 428 Cobra Jet 1970 Mach 1 has been restored with an emphasis on returning the R-code Mustang to its as-delivered condition. Using NOS components whenever possible, the restoration of this rare Mach 1 included proper chalk marks and assembly-line stickers, correct overspray pattern and red-oxide primer on the undercarriage, date-coded Carlite glass and rewebbed, date-coded seat belts, the rear belts encased in plastic as delivered to the dealer. Introduced as a separate Mustang model in 1969, the Mach 1 roared into its second model year with a more European look for the slightly restyled 1970 Mustang, which brought back the two-headlight front end. Along with Competition Suspension, the Mach 1 package added a visual muscle-car image with grille-mounted driving lights, black hood paint and decal stripes, hood scoop, twist-type hood locks, aluminum rocker panels, color-keyed racing mirrors, blackout honeycomb rear panel, pop-open gas cap and oval exhaust tips. The drivetrain in this Mach 1 is one of Ford’s supercar best: the 428 Cobra Jet with functional Shaker hood scoop, 4-speed manual transmission with Hurst shifter and 9-inch rear axle with 3.50:1 gears in Traction-Lok differential. The R-code 428 is date-code correct and comes with the original Holley 4-barrel carburetor, intake and distributor, plus the hard-to-find factory emissions equipment. Adding to the Mustang’s collectability is its rare combination of Grabber Orange exterior and White Corinthian Mach 1 interior with high-back bucket seats, woodgrain trim and console. Factory-optional equipment includes power steering, power front disc brakes, rear-window sport slats, rear spoiler and Magnum 500 wheels with the correct Goodyear Polyglas tires. With only test miles driven since its restoration, the Cobra Jet Mach 1 comes with a Marti Report and an extensive photo album that showcases the date codes.
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